Orthodox Christian Stewardship is a way of life, which acknowledges accountability, reverence, and responsibility before God. A primary goal of Stewardship is to promote spiritual growth and strengthen faith. Becoming a Steward begins when we believe in God, to whom we give our love, loyalty and trust and act on those beliefs. As Stewards, we affirm that every aspect of our lives comes as a gift from Him. Stewardship calls on the faithful to cheerfully offer back to God a portion of the gifts with which they have been blessed.
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Mission and Outreach
Mission and Outreach Committee Members
|Larry Dunham, Chair||Fr. Jason Houck||Steven Rakes, Board Liaison|
|Glenna Alevizos||Phil Domek||Ina Dunham|
|WIlliam Fazio||Naira Istephanous||Don Johnson|
|Hope Kennedy||Robert Kennedy||Tia Muchulas|
|Don Shipp||Mary Shipp||Georgi Speliopoulos|
Twenty years ago St. Mary’s adopted a “Vision for our Future’ master plan. To paraphrase from “Ministries of Saint Mary’s” booklet: One of the outcomes of this plan was and is the Mission and Outreach Ministry Team.
The Mission and Outreach Ministry team ties together and brings to life the opportunities outlined in our Parish’s Vision; Hear, Pray, Grow. Serve and Share.
St. Mary’s Parish Vision: What is St. Mary’s mission?
Each Sunday bulletin provides a “ Focus on Mission.” For more information, please come to the Welcome and Information Table in the social hall for details on each mission and also help you find a member of St. Mary’s who volunteers with a particular mission.
Mission and Outreach has the privilege of meeting many people who are “New” to St. Mary’s. We offer information to those who are new to St. Mary’s and introduce them to other parish members as well as introduce people to those of similar interests or background.
The following are examples of St. Mary’s mission support. We support family, (Families Moving Forward), families and individuals struggling with addiction (Metro Hope/Healing House), volunteer support for food shelves and meals, IOCC disaster support in Iraq, in Syria, and to Coptic Orphans.